The former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Saudhee, was appointed Sunday as deputy minister to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The ministry has confirmed his appointment while the President's Office is yet to make an official statement.
Saudhee had been promoted to Commissioner of Police after his predecessor, Ahmed Areef, was terminated in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark order on February 1 to release political prisoners. However Saudhee was also dismissed soon after his promotion.
The President's Office recently made a number of changes to the youth ministry. Former police commissioner Hussain Waheed was shifted from state minister at the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure to the youth ministry, while Naaif Shaukath was shifted from deputy minister at Youth to the housing ministry. Hence Saudhee is currently the only deputy minister at the youth ministry.